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  1. Well disconnecting 16 drives (yes they're all internal) sata cables isn't exactly optimal but thinking about it I guess I could (memory permitting) move all the data outside of the PoolPart folders. Anyway I'm sensing it's seen as a non-issue so It's time to move on.
  2. Well i did say on my initial post that I only ever use SSD optimizer. To be clear prior to the SSD optimizer install the screenshot is identical with the obvious exception that SSD optimizer is missing so no it didnt pick anything up.Each pool has it's own carefully thought out balancing. I use ordered file placement built into SSD optimizer, to cascade fill my my drives,. This is what it looks like for this one particular pool with the settings I chose. After a reinstall it activates all native balancers (as in the earlier screeshot). I get that and have no issue with it. What
  3. Sorry real life took over for a while. So you're saying that on, for example an OS reinstall, all balancing rules, file placement rules, including anything that's pertinent to the SSD optimizer plug in are stored on the pool , even though the service loads straight away after a reinstall AND therefore even before given the chance to actually reinstall the SSD optimizer plug-in.? If thats the case something is clearly going wrong for me. Even taking aside the SSD optimizer being installed or not, every single default balancer is enabled and the pool immediately reacts to those balanc
  4. Hey Drashna. OK. First off although I have been using DrivePool since WHS days when it was first discussed on WGS I have to admit I don't really follow the forums much. That's usually a good sign as well, it obviously just works. It's been so long in fact I have zero idea of my original username on here so please bear with me. So now to the crux. Does Drivepool yet have an option yet to backup configs for cases like OS reinstalls? If it does then I'm to blame and please accept my apologies for what I'm about to say.(User fail!!) If it doesn't then are you ever going to take ser
  5. Yeah, the 10TB are a little too high in price especially here in the U.K. I was just curious though. It only seems like a couple of years ago that everyone seemed to be suggesting never to use Seagates and to go with WD. Personally, I currently have 19 mechanical drives. All 19 are Seagate. As storage sizes increased and I upgraded I guess I would have owned around 40 Seagates over the years. I think I have had two Seagate drives die over the last 10-15 years. Whereas both the WD's I have owned died within 3 to 4 years.
  6. Personally, I have no love for scene releases..but hey. Love the idea of multi-select. I wish it was implemented in far more apps/utilities than it is. Veering off topic again. I just noticed your server specs particularly your storage drives.... and I thought I was the only person in the world who loved Seagates. How are the 8TB Barracudas? I just had two delivered today but haven't put them into service yet.
  7. No worries. Out of curiosity are you using torrents/newsgroups or is all your media self-ripped? If torrents, I moved away from syncing media when I discovered Sonarr & Radarr. Now one download client can send the files to my local server and up to my Gdrive. Anyways sorry, I'm getting off topic. Hope you find a solution.
  8. Does Plex run locally or remotely or both? Which cloud provider? Though I agree that having the ability built-in to DrivePool would be awesome I was in a similar situation way back when I wanted to do a similar thing. Though in my case it was simply all on a local basis, but the same principle of only wanting to duplicate certain movies. What I found the easiest way was to create and then move the movies to a separate folder. In your case in the native client of your cloud provider. Something like Movies (being the original location) & Duplicated Movies (the newly created
  9. Yeah, I hear you, however, that's not gonna be possible in my case. I'm already kicking up close to 50-60TB of data and I only deal in Remux as a minimum quality as soon as the BluRay is released. Game of Thrones Season 1 has just hit my main tracker in UHD HDR so that's an immediate jump of an extra 100GB for a single season. I still have plenty of series yet that need to be upgraded to 1080p Remux let alone if they later become available in UHD HDR. I simply use Gdrive for redundancy but either way, redundancy isn't my concern. Data integrity is. So it's more the data scrubbing element
  10. That exactly so I think I will stick with NTFS for now. $169 dollars so that's about £125... Wow, like I said rip off Britain. That said the difference In prices between 8TB internal and external has diminished over here lately and both can be picked up for around £180. Oh, that's interesting. Its a while since I looked at Snapraid and the ability for split parity drives has definitely come since then. I'm not doubting you as I have just read several threads on various sites saying the same thing. That's just awesome. It's probably stupid NOT going down that
  11. Thanks for all the awesome input everyone. I think I'm gonna say with NTFS. Especially as the SnapRaid site seemingly throws up some suggestions linking to this article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_verification_software With regards to Shucking... Although as mentioned I have done this is the past (with 4TB drives when 4TB was the latest thing) the cost difference is negligible especially bearing in mind the reasons Christopher mentions and not an approach I want to return to. Though the cost isn't really the issue my current aim is to get rid of/repurpose some
  12. Cool, I have wondered about SnapRaid and recall looking into it way back. I probably need to revisit it. That said redundancy isn't really an issue as all 50-60TB is mirrored directly to Gdrive. But if its a means to an end I may delve back into some research and refresh my memory. That said, I'm at 13 drives I think, so that's gonna be 2 x8TB drives to achieve this and being in rip-off Britain that's around £400. Granted it gives me parity also but that's not really my main concern. I will, however, look into it more on my next days off work. Thanks for the info.
  13. Ah, something else I meant to ask about. Obviously, as I mentioned I'm kind of OCD about defragmentation, especially on the 8TB archive drives that I'm filling. Now because the nature of those drives is that they are filled once and done with, then ReFS kind of makes sense just for bit rot prevention. (Beyond that feature I don't really know about ReFS at all.) As a PerfectDisk user, when I fill a new drive the defrag map looks clean and reports no files are fragmented as expected or at least that's the case with NTFS. With ReFS though the exact same procedure shows EVERY single fil
  14. Yep, it rocks doesn't it. Back in the WHS/WHS (2011) days, I opted for Drivepool when reading up on both DP and DB on the WeGotServed forums. Honestly, its just sat there doing its job for all these years since. For me, things that just work so well that you almost forget you're using them are THE truly great apps. Granted I have recently had a bit of a moan but the issue I raised is already being looked at. Don't worry it's nothing truly catastrophic like data loss because that's something that has never happened with DrivePool since the very earliest release. (Unlike Storage Spaces.)
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